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. heat over hagel. commander in chief barack obama has nominated charles chuck hagel for secretary of defense. hagel testified before the senate armed services committed tee this week. is senator john mccain grilling hagel about hagel's opposition to the surge in iraq in 2007. >> were you correct in your judgment. >> i would defer that to history. >> when you were right or wrong about the surge. >> i'll explain why i played those comments. >> i want to know if you were right or wrong. that is a direct question. i expect a direct answer. >> senator hagel explained he opposed the surge in iraq because it cost nearly 1200 american lives. >> i saw the consequences and the suffering and the horror of war. so i did question a surge. i always ask the question, is this going to be worth the sacrifice? because there will be sacrifice. >> that was hagel's emphasis on the cost factor. my question is this. his emphasis on the cost factor in military decisions, does it serve as a dodge to senator mccain's bullet? or did he mean this completely from the heart? and if he did, isn't he exactly the
for president's nominee for secretary of defense. forrer republican senator chuck hagel got hammered by fellow republicans during his confirmation hearing. he's still expected to be confirmed but his appearance could have bon stronger. danielle nottingham has this report. >> reporter: senator john mccain grilled chuck hagel about his opposition to the troop surge in iraq. >> and your refusal to answer whether you were right or wrong about it is going to have an impact on my judgment as to whether to vote for your confirmation or not. >> reporter: some republicans have said they won't support hagel. he tried to address their concern. >> i'm on the record many times in speeches and on the floor of the senate. in the book i wrote in 2008 says iran is a state sponsor of terrorism. >> reporter: hagel served as senator from nebraska for eight earring. during that time he made comments that are still under scrutiny. >> where we've been intimidated by the lobby to do something dumb. >> i can't give you any example. >> thank you. do you agree you shouldn't have said something like is that? >> yes, i do
that sort of thing happen and will chuck hagel eventually be confirmed to your mind? >> i don't know the answer. a lot of people are saying that in the end he will be confirmed on a very narrow vote, but i'm not ready to say that yet. there's a great deal of dissatisfaction not just with chuck hagel who did not make all that good an impression during his confirmation hearing, but beyond that there are republicans who are trying their best to find out what happened on that night in benghazi when those four americans died and they still are not satisfied with the answers they're getting. so i'm not sure. i wouldn't bet the ranch right now that he will ever be confirmed, but that should come to a head in about a week when congress comes back from yet another vacation. >> all right. bob schieffer, face the nation on sunday, thank you so much for your time this afternoon. >> okay. >>> gas prices are on the way up again. oil companies say it's a supply issue. some refineries are shut down for maintenance while others are switching from the winter blend of gasoline to the more expensive sum
the bathroom door. >> a rare filibuster. >> i hope one democrat will look at chuck hagel's record and reconsid reconsider. >> just when you thought things couldn't get worse, it's worse. >> christopher dorner is dead. using his dental records, they were able to identify dorner's body. >> a former mayor gambles away from 2000 through 2009 playing video poker. >> all that, you go through the preparatory -- >> so you prepare for the sunday shows. >> yes. >> and all that matters. >> that plan -- every once in a while, have some quiet time. time-outs. >> what did you get mrs. boehner >> on "cbs this morning." >>> berkshire hathaway is buying the heinz ketchup company for $23 million. >> his plan is to turn the company upside down and then just wait. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is on assignment, so james brown is with us. >>> this is a live look at the carnival cruise ship "triumph" finally docked in alabama. we'll show you the video and outrage and comments from executives in just a moment. >>> first, astonishment from russia this morning. >> a ten-ton m
are for picking chuck hagel, i think he wants a republican to go be the foil, if you will, for what he wants to do to the department which is, i think, do serious, serious damage to our military capabilities. >> pelley: vice president dick cheney spoke with charlie rose and you can see their interview first thing tomorrow on cbs "this morning." the man known as america's top military sniper was remembered at a memorial today. millions took a dip in the ganges, repeating an ancient ritual. and two days after the blizzard, some are asking "where's the plow?" when the "cbs evening news" continues. [ female announcer ] if you have rheumatoid arthritis, can you start the day the way you want? can orencia help? could your "i want" become "i can"? talk to your doctor. orencia reduces many ra symptoms like pain, morning stiffness and progression of joint damage. it's helped new ra patients and those not helped enough by other treatments. do not take orencia with another biologic medicine for ra due to an increased risk of serious infection. serious side effects can occur including fatal infections. cases
senatorial privilege to try to block the nomination of chuck hagel for defense secretary tear and john brennan for head of the cia in order to get the white house to give answers. >> you're about to make some news here, i think. you are saying that you are going to block the nominations. you're going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer to this. >> yes. >> reporter: on cbs's "face the nation" sunday, senator lindsey graham acknowledges he would use a rule that allow as senator to put a hold on presidential nominees. he hopes by delaying the confirmation of chuck hagel and john brennan he can force the white house to answer questions about how much president obama knew about the september 11th attack in benghazi. >> i want to know what our president did. what did he do as commander in chief. did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff that the country needs to know. >> reporter: four americans including ambassador chris stevens were killed in an assault on the u.s. consulate. the republicans have accused the administration of miss leeding
a vote on chuck hagel, president obama's choice to replace pea any ta. the committee wants more information about hagel's finances. >>> and news that the postal service is cutting back mail delivery to five days a week is not sitting well in rural areas of the country or with letter carriers but the post master carrier said it's a choice the service had to make. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: no more mail on saturdays. to save money, the u.s. postal service is ending saturday first-class mail delivery beginning in august. many customers saw this day coming. >> i think it's probably long overdue because they've been having so many budget issues. >> i've been doing everything online for a really long time so i don't think it's necessarily going impact my world. >> reporter: over the past six years the postal service lost $41 billion despite laying off 35% of its work force. >> it would be irresponsible for the postal service not to pursue this course. we are in a situation where we are obligated to make some tough choices and decisions. >> local post offices with saturd
, all part of his confirmation hearing. -- chuck hagel on past policy positions, all part of his confirmation hearing. if the former republican senator is confirmed, he would be the first ever enlisted man and first vietnam veteran to lead the pentagon. >>> federal agents seized nearly $14 million worth of fake nfl merchandise. just three days ago until the big game and officers have intercepted 160,000 bogus pieces of super bowl memorabilia. authorities say criminal organizations are actually stealing from american businesses as they try to pass off the knockoffs as the real deal. >>> for more on super bowl xlvii let's send things down to wusa9's andrea roane. she is anchoring our brit and grit coverage -- our blitz and glitz coverage in new orleans. >> reporter: hi. good evening. we don'tike the idea of snow in your forecast because we're having a beautiful evening here. we want to thank david and carol for allowing us to use their beautiful balcony. look at that backdrop again, the brewery and the beautiful lights. it's a gorgeous evening, more and more fans coming into town,
. under president obama, the have reportedly been more than 360. >>> the vote on chuck hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense has been postponed. the senate armed services committee put it off after republicans demanded more information on speeches hagel made. plus, who paid him for the speeches. there's also been this concern over hagel's performance during the question and answer sessions at his confirmation hearing. >>> closed hearings resume today in the chandra levy murder case. her convicted killer ingmar guandique was brought from an alabama prison back to washington, d.c. to attend the closed door hearing. he was convicted in 2010 and sentenced to 60 years in prison. we've learned that the hearings stem from some sort of problem with a witness who helped send ingmar guandique to prison. the judge in the case is refusing to release details of the hearings citing safety concerns. >>> right now an annapolis woman is behind bars and charged with killing her 2-year- old daughter. 25-year-old chelsea booth has been arrested. authorities say that she killed the child earlier this
. bill plante, cbs news, the white house. >>> some republican opponents of chuck hagel'sed by say they will probably allow his nomt nation to proceed. his nomination has been put on hold, trapped in battle between republican lawmakers and the administration over the attack on the u.s. mission in libya. >>> you probably already noticed this but the price of gas has risen 32 straight days. this morning the average price of a gaap gallon of unleaded gas is $3.69. that's up 14 cents from a week ago and 43 cents a gallon from last month. experts say rising oil prices, reductions in cuts are all adds to a dramatic increase. >>> a troubled country singer mccready has apparently taken her own light. her life was taken. her talent was overtaken by her personal problems. the 37-year-old entered court-ordereded rehab this month. her two sons were put in foster care. her long-time boyfriend david wilson died last month and his death was also investigated as a suicide. >>> and oscar pistorius's track career has been put on hold why he fights charges of murder. he's defending himself against ch
on this petition to congress. >>> senate republicans have blocked chuck hagel's nomination to be the next secretary of defense. they say they want more time to study the speeches hagel gave after leaving the senate in 2008. the former republican from nebraska has sparked controversy over comments he's made about israel and iran. this marks the first time a national security nominee has ever faced a filibuster. >> the death penalty does not make us stronger or more secure as a people, nor does the death penalty make our laws more effective or more just. >> maryland governor martin o'malley continuing his crusade against the death penalty. hearings on capital punishment took place in annapolis today. opponents of the repeal say there needs to be a punishment harsher than life without parole. >>> durings had state of the union address president obama -- his state of the union address president obama pledged to make sure preschool education was available to everybody regardless of income. he pushed his point in georgia today and got a little time with preschoolers. >> reporter: children at this atlant
of christopher dorner. >>> taking advantage of senate rules, republicans have blocked chuck hagel's nomination to be the next secretary of statement president obama is accusing them of, quote, playing politics in a time of war. republicans say they want more time to study speeches hagel gave after he left the senate in 2008. he has sparked controversy with his comments regarding israel and iran. this would mark the first time a national security nominee has ever faced a filibuster. >>> he made headlines as the first double amputee to compete in the olympics. and now oscar pristorius is making headlines as a killer. he's charged with murdering his supermodel girlfriend. she was shot four times inside his house in a gated community. police dismissed earlier reports that he had surprised her and that she thought he was an intruder. >> he made olympic history last summer when he became the first double amputee to compete in the olympics. he is due in court tomorrow. >>> something needs to be done. i've said it before. it's the job of the congress, whomever. >> that was cleo patrick howling. her da
have temporarily blocked the vote on the nomination of senator chuck hagel as defense secretary. some of his former gop colleagues held up the vote as a way to demand more information from the white house on issues including the september attack on the american consulate in libya. hagel is a former senator and vietnam combat veteran. his nomination was approved by the senate armed services committee on a straight party line vote. >>> expect slow going if you plan to use metro this presidents day weekend. track work will take place on the orange, blue, red and green lines and delays up to 50 minutes. on the orange line between stadium army and cheverly the trains will not run. on the red line on saturday trains will single track between rhode island avenue in tacoma. don't forget metro will operate on a saturday schedule this presidents day monday, a holiday. >>> this morning freezing temps combined with last night's snow and rain for a commute that just got a little ridiculous this morning. i was listening to the radio. you had icy roads everywhere, all sorts of crashes including at l
, cbs news, washington. >>> senate republicans blocked chuck hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense. another senate vote is scheduled for february 26th. the republicans are angry over president obama's response to the raid on the u.s. mission in libya. the president says they are playing politics with national security. >>> well, straight ahead, kangaroo course. a troop of roos take over the fairway at the australian open. ooooo my father loves coffee, drinks coffee every day, but, but makes coffee so wrong. i think he puts like maybe two tablespoons in the whole pot, so it just tastes like water. and i keep trying to tell him, dad, you have to put more coffee in here, but it doesn't work. so with blonde, i think he gets the flavor that he likes, so he feels more comfortable putting the appropriate amount of coffee in the thing. he does, jerry likes it light. ♪ ♪ >>> here's a look at flat from some cities around the country. new york, part employ sunny victory breezy, 50 the high. miami should expect some thunderstorms. chicago it will be snow showers. dallas, sunny,
a majority of the u.s. senate has voted to confirm chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. the standoff over one of president obama's most contention nominations came to an end when senators put the nomination up for a full vote. republicans held up the vote in part because of their demands for more answers related to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he will replace leon panetta. >> you heard about the debate over cell phones and whether they could cause cancer. you probably haven't heard about the steps a growing number of people that are worried about it are taking right now. kristin fisher is going to take us to a remote town in west virginia to meet some of those wireless refugees. >> eventually, seeing people using cellular phones may seem as common place as someone checking time on a watch. >> when cell phones first hit the u.s. market in the mid 80s, there were a few thousand subscribers. today, there are more cell phones than there are people. 322million. on top of that, 20 million americans now use wireless enabled laptops, tablets, modems, and tha
going. >> chuck hagel will be the country's next secretary of defense. the senate voted a short time ago to confirm the former nebraska senator. suggesting hagel was too critical of israel. hagel succeeds leon panetta who is stepping down. >>> it may be the most important criminal procedure case in decades and the supreme court seems split right down the middle. the question, when and where is it appropriate for police to swab your cheek for dna? the high court heard oral arguments today. police should have sought a warrant before taking alonzo king's dna and running it through a dna. the dna sample was just like taking fingerprints. others ask, where will it end? will you have to give up your dna to get a driver's license? >> montgomery county police are warning tonight about an intimidating phone scam that has been used to con dozens of people out of thousands of dollars. one of those people targeted gives scott broom a firsthand account of how these folks used fear and intimidation to victimize. >> but your son hit my brother's bmw in a gas station. >> early morning call to his
. they usually press their nominees. >> well, thankfully -- and let's not forget, chuck hagel was the co-chairman of john mccain's presidential campaign when john mccain ran the first time. this is stunning. but i agree with you. i mean generally on something like this what will happen, the white house will come back and stoutly defend the guy and say they're being unfair to him, and they started -- they didn't say it on the record but they started leaking all these reports they were disappointed and all that. to me that's almost -- fellows if you've got a hard vote coming up here, we understand. >> how serious is the damage and does it derail the nomination? >> well, either it does or the white house is absolutely certain of every democratic vote in the senate. >> right. >> if it is, there are more democrats there than the republicans and they think he'll get confirmed by a narrow margin. but i find this like you, norah. i've never heard or seen the white house react quite the way they did to this. >> but everyone expected hagel would get a tough grill because of past comments he made a
faces his first serious test today. the senate armed services committee will vote on chuck hagel's nomination. if the committee votes yes, his nomination will move to the full senate for approval. lindsey gramm has promised to block the senate from voting on the nomination. he wants hagel to provide more answers -- he wants the president to provide more answers in regard to the attack on benghazi. >>> defense secretary leon panetta signed off on a memo yesterday that said it is fundamental that we provide similar benefits to all of those men and women in uniform who serve their country. it should happen in the next few months. >>> more members of the military are dying from suicide than in combat. wusa9's jc hayward salutes an organization designed to fight this disturbing trend. >>> tomorrow the white house is going to issue an executive order aimed at boosting the nation's defenses against cyberattacks, according to the website the hill. it will abvoluntary program for utility companies so they can get classified information when it comes to cyberthreats and methods for friendi
chuck hagel to be secretary of defense is moving ahead. the senate arms services committee voted 14-11 today to send it to the full senate and a vote there is expected by thursday. we'll have the latest on a chicago murder that got the attention of the white house. we'll show you where the pope will live in retirement. and it is misery at sea aboard a stranded cruise ship when the "cbs evening news" continues. from washington. the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing. have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and
more than a year ago. >>> well, he knew it was coming. former senator chuck hagel expected some tough questions on capitol hill as he tries to get confirmed as the next secretary of defense. his former republican colleagues asking about his past statements, a bunch of them, including israel and the troop surge during the war in iraq. he told them that no one vote or statement defines him. hagel is expected to be confirmed next week despite opposition from some of his former colleagues. >>> today is hillary clinton's last day of secretary of state. she'll be meeting at the white house and say goodbye to her staff before she leaves. john kerry will be sworn in as the new secretary of state in a private ceremony coming up this afternoon. >>> the government will now be able to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars more to pay the nation's bill. the senate passed the bill to raise the debt ceiling. without it, the government would have to default on obligations as soon as mid- february. >>> one of d.c.'s area neighborhood advisory commissioners wants to limit the sale of ski masks. >> thi
.i.a., and chuck hagel at the defense department, they tell us there were 70 e-mails that went back and forth if during that week on what susan rice should say on this broadcast and the other talk shows the following sunday, and somewhere along the way, the idea that this was the act of terrorists, was taken out. why don't you, number one, give the senators those e-mails and let them find up on the what they say they want to find out about this? and who in fact did take the connection to al qaeda and the terrorists will out of those talking points? >> well, i think there's-- there is an ongoing effort between the administration and the intelligence community to resolve exactly what they need to get. in addition to everything else we've already done, bob, 20 hearings or briefings with members of congress, 10,000 pages of documents that we provided. and so we'll resolve whatever it is on this question-- >> schieffer: you'll give them the e-mails? >> we'll resolve it. i don't know how it will get resolved. in fact i think we're wol our way to reville it. here's what i don't want to do. don't wan
is expected to vote this afternoon to end debate on the confirmation for chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary. he is expected to clear the 60- vote hurdle to end debate which means hagel's confirmation will move on to a final vote. and the senate finance committee is expected to approve jack lew to be the next treasury secretary. after that it goes to the full senate for its approval. >>> the man who helped educate the country about aids has died. former u.s. surgeon general c. everett koop passed away at his home in new hampshire. he was 96. dr. koop served under presidents ronald reagan and george h. w. bush. he is credited for helping to debunk the myths and misconceptions about aids. >>> our time is 4:50. here's an interesting perspective on the gun control debate. wusa9 found a town where every household is required by law to own a gun and the ammunition to use it. this morning andrea mccarren takes us to a community about 25 miles northwest of atlanta that put itself on the map in a most unusual way. >> we don't have shootouts. its a not a wild, wild west. >> reporter: sunrise
senator chuck hagel will get the votes he needs to be confirmed as the next defense secretary. his colleagues have been stalling his nomination but yesterday richard shelby said he would vote for hagel putting the vote over the top. a vote is expected neck week. >>> and it turns out that the flu vaccine is doing a dismal job of protect older people against this year's harshest strain of the flu. the vaccine is only 9% effective in patients 65 and older against the toughest strain of flu causing more than three-quarters of this year's illness. senior citizens are in this age group most vulnerable to the flu. >>> coming up on the "cbs morning news" a shoot-out on the strip. it ends up with a shooting and fiery crash on las vegas's most famous boulevard. this is the "cbs morning news." , a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin,
approved a new secretary of defense, republican chuck hagel, the former senator from nebraska, was confirmed 58-41. hagel only got four republican votes. it is stormy in washington tonight and another storm that pounded texas and oklahoma is now moving through the midwest. heavy snow is making travel nearly impossible all the way to the great lakes. more than a foot fell in kansas city. 100,000 homes and businesses lost power and dean reynolds has more. >> reporter: kansas city was buried for the second time a week. a blizzard so bad the plows got stuck. wind gusts in places reached 70 miles an hour and damaged buildings. amarillo was digging out of a one-day record on monday when 19 inches of snow fell there. wichita set a new record for the month. while two inches an hour fell on peoria. flights were canceled and passengers stranded across the nation's mid-section. but alternatives to air were perilous. whiteouts and two-foot drifts stranded cars and trucks and closed parts of an interstate in texas. at roadco transportation services in cicero, illinois, they tracked the sto
nurenberg, wusa9. >>> republicans have blocked chuck hagel's nomination to become the next defense secretary, at least for now. the senate came up two votes short for the 60 needed to move the nomination forward. republicans argued they needed more time. they say he's too controversial to be confirmed only days after getting through a committee on a party line vote. democrats say the republicans are just dragging their feet so they can look for more information to bring him down. >>> he made headlines as the first double amputee to compete in the olympics. later today oscar pistorius goes before a judge to formally be charged with murder. he's charged with killing his super model girlfriend reeva steenkamp. she was shot four times in his house. police dismissed earlier reports that steenkamp surprised pistorius and he thought she was an intruder. >> there had previously been incidents at the home of oscar pistorius. >> he made olympic history last summer when he became the first double amputee to compete in the olympics. >>> astronomers will be glued to their telescopes as a large asteroid f
and congress find another way. president obama's nomination of chuck hagel to be secretary of defense has been blocked in the senate tonight. in a rare move, republicans are filibustering to prevent a vote on hagel. congressional correspondent nancy cordes is following all the of this. nancy. >> reporter: scott, hagel's nomination is not dead, but this does mean the democrats cannot move forward with a vote to confirm him right now. they can try again after that week-long recess that wyatt just mentioned, and republicans have signaled that they might step out of the way then but there's no guarantee. >> pelley: cabinet nominations have only been stopped with filibusters three times in our history. why did the republicans take this step? >> reporter: well, some of them feel that this vote is being rubbed, that they still have questions about hagel's suitability to be secretary of defense while others think blocking this vote is their best leverage to get more information out of the white house about the benghazi attacks last september. democrats call it a fishing expedition, scott, designed to
of chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. even if hagel gets enough votes to move forward, it's unclear if his former republican colleagues will allow an immediate confirmation vote. >>> pope benedict officially steps down on thursday. cardinals are gathering in rome to choose his successor. in one of his last acts, though, as pope, benedict changed the rules of the conclave to allow it to get started as soon as they arrive. >> reporter: the pope seems increasingly at peace as he said his last good-byes. he leaves behind a vatican beset by troubles for the next pope and for those who will choose him. britain's most senior cleric, keith o'brien, officially resigned and then took the unprecedented step of opting out of the conclave after he was accused of inappropriate contact with three priests dating back 30 years. o'brien disputes the accusations but said he didn't want to be the focus of media attention in rome. the news came as the pope accepted a report into what is likely to be his successor's greatest burden -- an internal investigation into power struggles and corruptio
violent crime. >>> it looks like chuck hagel is one step closer to becoming the next secretary of defense. yesterday the senate armed services committee approved his nomination although they did it just barely along party lines. the former nebraska senator is facing fierce opposition from some people in his own party. they challenged past statements. if he's confirmed, hagel will replace leon panetta as the defense secretary. >>> our time is 4:32. prince george's county police need your help finding a missing woman and her 1-year- old daughter. this is 25-year-old stephanie hamrick and her little girl. they were last seen walking toward a bus stop in the 8500 block of greenbelt road last thursday around 5:30 in the evening. if you've seen them, you're asked to call prince george's county police. >>> university of maryland student dayvon green is accused of shooting his roommating killing one of them before taking his own life. he started the fire inside to lure his roommates outside. he pulled out a gun and shot and killed one roommate. green then turned the gun on himself. >>> it is 4:33
. >> the problem with the president and his policies, or is it with chuck hagel, john brennan, john kerry? >> that's all the president. the president picks the people that he put around him, too. with respect to chuck hagel and brennan, defense and cia, just in the last week their performance in front of the committees that have to confirm them has been pretty poor. that's, you know, not my judgment. that's the judgment, as well, of senators on both sides of the aisle. my guess is if you look at what the president's motives are for picking chuck headachel l-- chu hagel, he wants the republican to be the foil for what he wants to do with the defense department which will do serious damage to the department. it looks to me that the president has made choices in part based on people who won't argue with him. >> we'll have much more of that interview ahead. the former vice president will talk about the use of water boarding and his relationship with former president george w. bush. >>> 24 hours after the bombshell announcement that pope benedict is resigning, the focus now turns to choosing his succes
saying they're going to try to block chuck hagel's nomination, some of the other things they're going to go up against the president to make sure none of his legislation continues to move forward. will this be setting the stage for more gridlock in washington? does the state of the union have that much power to change? >> depends on what he wants to do. he can gain political advantage on a bunch of these issues. increase the pressure on congress, play what's called the outside game. essentially say you guys are at fault but i don't think he gets, for example, immigration reform that way. he's going to need significant support within the republican party. you have people like senator rubio giving the response tonight who very much want something to get done. so the tone on that will really matter. does he want to get a political advantage, use it as a wedge issue or does he want it to be a legacy, an accomplishment of his administration? you would approach it two different ways depending on what you want to do. >> depending on what the speech says tonight, there are some who says he's
secretary of defense. if it's approved, chuck hagel's nomination will go before the full senate. south carolina republican lindsey graham is promising to block that vote unless he gets more answers about the benghazi attack. >>> well, the fir was flying at west minute -- the fur was flying at the westminster dog show. finalists were picked, four of them, american fox hound in the hound category. that is jewel from georgetown. keep your fingers crossed. another one, a pincher in the toy group. bichon frise in the nonsporting breeze. the old english sheep dog among the herding breeds, three more finalists and then best of show will be chosen tonight. >>> just over 19 hours left to the party in new orleans. you're looking at a live shot at midnight central time. police on horseback will ride through the french quarter to clear out the revelers and hose down the streets and the crews go to work as ash wednesday begins. >>> it was just about 24 hours ago that we got the stunning news pope benedict the 16th -- that pope benedict xvi is resigning at the end of this month. i'm joined by americ
's considered the architect of america's drone program. >>> the vote on chuck hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense is postponed. the senate armed services committee put it off after republicans demanded more information from the nominee on speeches he had made plus who had paid him for those speeches. there's also been concern over his lackluster performance during the question and answer sessions at his recent confirmation hearings. >>> 6:06. jessica doyle is here with another your money report. >> the automatic federal budget cuts. sequestration. about three weeks away and everybody is saying this could be a big blow to the u.s. economy, to defense, to a whole list of things. >> defense is something that is definitely having some growing concerns. people keep asking the question, are we going to be safe if these cuts do in fact hit this year. the military is facing down $46 billion in defense spending cuts this year, most of that is due to sequestration which of course are those automatic spending cuts that will hit the federal government starting march 1 if congress doesn't act quick
senator, chuck hagel, to replace him. >>> and president obama nominated the president of one of the leading outdoor gear retailers to be his new interior secretary. sally dual, who runs r.e.i. a former becking executive and she will replace ken salazar. she would be the first woman in the president's second term cabinet. >>> coming up on wusa9, keeping young athletes safe and we're not just talking about concussions here. there's a new action plan on what needs to be in place when your kids take the field. >> but up next, the makers of monopoly, the new player's token in over half a century. >>> don't forget, we are always on at wusa9.com and the wusa9 app. stay with us, we'll be right back. >>> monopoly fans have spoken. hasboro is replacing the iron with a cat. giving fans a say about which token to add and which to eliminate from the popular board game. the iron, the wheelbarrow, and the shoe were neck and neck for elimination in the final hours of voting. it is the first change to the monopoly token since the 1950s. versions of the game are due out later and the shoe is
services committee has approved chuck hagel's nomination to become the secretary. hagel is a republican. he faced fierce opposition from his party. they have challenged some of his past statements and votes on israel, iran, iraq, and nuclear weapons. if he is confirmed, hagel would replace leon panetta. >>> the story behind a wide eyed stowway in the grill of a pickup truck. >>> but first, it's back to back covers for this bikini beauty on the sports illustrated edition. >> and don't forget, we're always on at wusa9.com and the wusa9 app. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> good news for fans of kate upton. for the second straight year, the supermodel is featured on the front of sports illustrated swim suit edition. it has a prominent place above the ed sullivan studio. upton and other models joined to reveal the top ten lists. the cover was shot in antarctica. that's pact practical. the 50th anniversary swim suit edition hits newsstands today. >> all right, from the cold to the warmth, right? >> that's right. to florida now. a bird strike story that has nothing to do with playing. >>
grilled nominee chuck hagel yesterday. hagel apologized for past controversial statements and defended his record of votes as a senator. if the senate did confirm hagel's nomination next week, wee become the first enlisted man and vietnam veteran to lead the pentagon. >>> frustrating commute home from work yesterday. they got stuck and after getting no instructions from metro, they took matters into their own hands. dozens of commuters wound up abandoning their green line trains and walking to their destinations last night. metro's general manager is apologizing properly policing -- apologizing promising some improvements. delia goncalves has more. >> reporter: good morning. it certainly was a big mess and it was a cold night for it. we talked to the manager at starbucks who is kitty corner from the navy yard metro station who says it looked like inauguration all over again with just swarms of people who were outside here at navy yard after the if fiasco happened inside. we'll take a look at some video and some pictures that fecks tweeted out of those massive crowds. panicked passengers pr
graham saying he was going to try to block the nomination of both chuck hagel, and john brennan, unless he gets some answers. is he being serious here, david? >> well, i think we don't know. i think, clearly, republicans have signaled they're really worried, particularly about the hagel nomination, and of course the senate is a place where a single senator can often hold things up. it is true there are serious questions what went on in benghazi and also this would be a deeply unusual things to do. there were often serious questions about foreign policy betweens the party and the idea of holding up a nomination-- >> schieffer: two of them. >> two of them would be deeply unusual. >> these are very big appointments. these kinds of things happen all the time with smaller nominations and often we don't even find out who the senator is who is holding up the nomination. but this is, obviously, a very public play on the parent of senator grahams and i suspect there will be negotiations behind the scene. >> schieffer: do you think the republicans will back him? john mccain said he does not favor
committee has approved chuck hagel's nomination to be defense secretary in a party line vote. the former republican nebraska senator faces fierce opposition from fellow g.o.p. members who challenged his past statements on israel, iran, iraq and nuclear weapons. if confirmed hagel would replace leon panetta. >>> the party ended in new orleans just over four hours ago at the stroke of midnight central time. they had to get off bourbon street and mardi gras was over. police and cleaning crew moved in and they really know how to sweep that street cleanly and quickly. >> even with the rain. >>> looks like all he need some rain gear for this area as well today. >> we're trading in that for some more sun, but colder temperatures in the seven-day forecast. howard has the details when >>> good morning. welcome back to wusa9. this is a live picture from vatican city in rome. pope benedict xvi is talking to the faithful in his first public appearance since announcing his resignation. we understand he received a lengthy standing ovation when he came before this packed audience hall today. >> he's sh
fired tear gas inside. >>> republicans have blobbed chuck hagel's nomination to become the next defense secretary. the senate came up two votes short of the 60 it needed to move hagel's nomination forward. the republicans say hagel is too controversial to be confirmed only days after getting through on a party line vote. >>> vatican officials now confirm pope benedict fell and hit his head during a trip to mexico last year. but they insist the fall was not a factor in this week's resignation announcement. the pope has told other priests once he he steps down, he will live quietly in a monastery inside the vatican walls. >>> it's a good thing this is a three-day weekend for most weekend. >> because after today, there's a chance we'll see snow flakes for a couple of days. howard joins us next with >>> good morning. welcome back to wusa9. 5:14 on this friday morning. as mike mentioned a little while ago this will be a long weekend for a lot of people. president's weekend. but do we have to worry about you bringing out a bread-o- meter or anything like that? >> you don't think the bread-o-
a trade deal. it could take two years to compete. >>> "usa today" says there use news on chuck hagel. they could decide tomorrow. republicans are threatening to stonewall the nomination and moderate republican susan says she'll appose hagel. >> at a hearing yesterday patrick donohoe told senators the postal service needs their help. last year, keep in mind, the post office loft nearly $16 billion. >>> and the "los angeles times" says researchers believe they may have spotted the youngest black hole in the galaxy and it's not fashion only 200,000 light years away. some say a black hole could provide a passage to ano >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with kay. >>> this morning los angeles police are defending the fiery end to the shoot-out with christopher dorner. we did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get mr. dorner out. >> our carter evans with new details on how things ended. >>> and another dangerous man is on the loose outside dallas. the search for the man who made a dramatic escape and now has an entire state on ale
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